ARCHELAUS, QUIRICUS and MAXIMUS (Saints) Martyrs (August 23) (3rd century) Archelaus was a deacon; Maximus, a priest; and Quiricus, or Quiriacus, a Bishop. They suffered death for their Faith in Christ, at Ostia, at the mouth of the Tiber, in one of the persecutions, about the middle of the third century. Their names appear in all the ancient Martyrologies. They seem to have been scourged and beheaded without any of the horrible and exquisite tortures to which Christians were often subjected, even in defiance of the Imperial Law ordering simple decapitation. With Saint Archelaus and the two mentioned above, there were also a certain number of laymen who suffered with them.